Redwood Highway Scenic Drive: Eureka to Crescent City Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This seventy-eight-mile section of U.S. Highway 101 parallels the rugged Pacific coast, passing redwood groves and a rugged wave-carved shoreline of beaches, cliffs, and sea stacks. The Redwood Empire stretches almost 500 miles from south of Monterey to a small pocket in southwestern Oregon along California’s coastal ranges. This immense span of land, wreathed in summer fog and pounded by winter storms, is home to Sequoia sempervirens, the coast redwood. The Redwood Highway, U.S. 101, traverses seventy-eight miles of the empire’s best redwood country between Eureka and Crescent City in northwestern California. This long strip of land is northern California’s frontier with the ocean and boasts an almost unsurpassed natural beauty with craggy headlands jutting boldly into frothy surf, majestic stands of pristine redwood trees, broad bays and estuaries that teem with wildlife, and glistening sweeps of sand that form the tenuous boundary between land and sea. The land along the drive is truly unique, one of California’s greatest and most memorable scenic attractions. Special attractions: Redwood National Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, Patrick’s Point State Park, Trinidad State Beach, Little River Beach, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Eureka, Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, Crescent City, wildlife, hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, picnicking, world’s tallest tree, and redwood forests. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."